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ERIC Number: ED084599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 46
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Interpersonal Learning Systems for National Speech-Communication.
Heinberg, Paul
A consensus has prevailed among educators that Americans of verying ethnic, social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds who must communicate with each other in social, academic, and occupational situations might achieve a greater degree of rapport if the dialect of the English mutually spoken and the speech mannerisms used were standardized. Standard English was developed to set a norm for the general "language" characteristics. A command of Standard English implies a person's "linguistic competence." The National Speech Communication Learning System was established by the University of Hawaii to enable students with Pidgin speech to become more effective in Standard English. The strategy began with criterion reliability and validity and emerged into a six-system scheme of professor and student tutoring. Over 2,000 students participated in the project, and some modification of nonstandard speech behavior was achieved. (DS)
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